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Hilda still a Category 1 Hurricane, residents should prepare for possible heavy rains

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Hawaii County Civil Defense 5:05 p.m. Monday (Aug 10) audio message on Hurricane Hilda

Position of Hurricane Hilda provided by CPHC

Position of Hurricane Hilda provided by CPHC

As of 11 p.m. HST Monday (Aug 10) Hilda was reported to still be a Category 1 Hurricane centered about 330 miles east-southeast of Hilo moving northwest at 5 mph.

Hilda has maximum sustained winds near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

Hilda is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by Tuesday night (Aug 11). A tropical storm watch for Hawaii island may be issued Tuesday.

Swells associated with Hurricane Hilda will produce large surf along east and southeast facing shores over the next couple of days. A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Hawaii Island and east Maui.

For a reminder of how to prepare during this hurricane system read these tips by HELCO or go to our ‘Be Prepared’ menu near the top of this page for hurricane information.

Central Pacific Infrared Images

Central Pacific Infrared Images

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